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GNC Women's Prenatal Formula with DHA
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GNC Women's Prenatal Formula with DHA

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Nutritional Insurance for Mom & Baby
  • 500 mg of DHA to support healthy brain and eye function development*
  • 1,000 mcg of folic acid to support healthy fetal development*
  • 600 mg of bone-strengthening calcium*
  • 400 IU of vitamin D-3 to enhance calcium absorption*
  • Iron to support increased blood volume*
Women's Prenatal Formula with DHAGNC Prenatal Formula with DHA is a premium multivitamin that provides nutritional support for both mother and baby before, during and after pregnancy. Pregnancy is a special time in a woman's life and an important time to be mindful not only of your individual nutritional needs of your baby as well. Maternal nutrition before and during pregnancy affects both your well-being and your infants growth. As your baby develops through the early phases of life, your nutritional needs will also increase. After delivery, you need an adequate diet rich in essential nutrients such as calcium and folic acid to support nursing and replace depleted nutrient stores. This delicately blended multivitamin with DHA offers supplemental nutritional support for both you and your baby.Nutritional Support
  • Supplies a balanced nutritional blend combining vitamins, mineral and antioxidants to supplement a healthy diet. Emerging research suggests that antioxidants can help protect the body from harmful free radicals that can destroy healthy cells.*
DHA
  • Features 500 mg of DHA, an important omega-3 fatty acid. DHA plays a vital role in supporting the healthy development of a fetus brain, eyes, and nervous system.
Folic Acid
  • Provides 1,000 mcg of folic acid, critical during the earliest weeks of pregnancy when a baby's organs are forming. Adequate intake of folic acid in a healthy diet before and during early pregnancy may reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and spinal cord. Folic acid is also required for cell growth and DNA formation.*
Calcium & Bone Health
  • Features 600 mg of bone-strengthening calcium which is vital during pregnancy, especially during the third trimester when fetal bones begin to calcify. If a mother's calcium level drops, her body can pull calcium from her bones resulting in loss of bone density. Also includes 400 IU of vitamin D-3 to enhance calcium absorption.*
Iron
  • Includes iron to support placental and fetal needs and a mother's increased blood volume.*

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Supplement Facts
As a dietary supplement, take three softgel capsules daily with food.
Serving Size   3 Softgel Capsules
Servings Per Container  30
Amount Per Serving   % DV
Calories    15.00    
Calories from Fat    15.00    
Total Fat    1.50 g   2% 
Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide)    200.00 mg   44% 
Iron (as Ferrous Fumarate)    18.00 mg   100% 
Vitamin A (as Beta-Carotene)    4500.00 IU   56% 
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)    120.00 mg   200% 
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol D-3)    400.00 IU   100% 
Vitamin E (as DL-alpha-tocopheryl acetate)    30.00 IU   100% 
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1)(as Thiamin Mononitrate)    1.40 mg   82% 
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)    1.60 mg   80% 
Niacin (as Niacinamide)    18.00 mg   90% 
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)    10.00 mg   400% 
Folic Acid    1000.00 mcg   125% 
Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin)    8.00 mcg   100% 
Biotin    35.00 mcg   12% 
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium D-Pantothenate)    7.00 mg   70% 
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate)    600.00 mg   46% 
Iodine (as Potassium Iodide)    290.00 mcg   193% 
Zinc (as Zinc Oxide)    15.00 mg   100% 
Copper (as Cupric oxide)    1.30 mg   65% 
Selenium (as Selenium Yeast)    70.00 mcg   0% 
Manganese (as Manganese Sulfate)    2.60 mg   0% 
Chromium (as Chromium Chloride)    45.00 mcg   0% 
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)    500.00 mg   0% 
Choline (as Choline Bitartrate)    550.00 mcg   0% 
 ** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients:  Soybean Oil, Gelatin, Glycerin, Caramel Color, Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener)

No Sugar, No Starch, No Preservatives, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Flavors, No Wheat, No Gluten, No Dairy.

Storage Instructions:  Store in a cool, dry place.

Warning:  Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

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Distributed by: General Nutrition Corporation Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Health Notes

Prenatal Vitamins Support Full-Term Pregnancy

Prenatal Vitamins Support Full-Term Pregnancy
Prenatal Vitamins Support Full-Term Pregnancy
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Multivitamin use around the time of conception could be a safe and simple strategy to improve pregnancy outcomes

Prenatal multivitamins help pregnant moms to fill gaps in their diet and meet their own-and their baby's-special nutritional needs. Now researchers have found a link between taking multivitamins around the time of conception and prevention of early births and births of babies born smaller than normal for their gestational age.

Nearly 36,000 women participating in the Danish National Birth Cohort, a large ongoing study of pregnant women and their children, were included in the study. All of them reported using multivitamins, just folic acid supplements, or no supplements in the 12 weeks around conception: 4 weeks before the last menstrual period until 8 weeks after.

Multivitamins improve the odds

The women were followed until after delivery and were monitored for preterm births (delivery before week 37 of pregnancy) and births of babies that were small for gestational age (weight, length, or head circumference below the tenth percentile for the number of weeks of pregnancy). These are important measures of newborn health because infants born preterm or small for gestational age are at greater risk for a wide variety of health and developmental problems.

When the researchers looked at birth outcomes and vitamin use, they found the following:

  • Taking multivitamins around the time of conception was associated with a 17% lower risk of small-for-gestational-age births in all women. This effect was strongest in women who took multivitamins in the weeks after conception.
  • In women who were not overweight prior to pregnancy, taking multivitamins around conception was associated with a 16% lower risk of preterm birth.
  • Multivitamin use did not affect risk of preterm delivery in women who were overweight prior to pregnancy. (These women are already less likely to deliver preterm.)
  • Taking folic acid alone had no effect on risk of preterm or small-for-gestational-age births.

Having a healthy pregnancy and birth

"It may be that multivitamin use around the time of conception could be a safe and simple strategy to improve pregnancy outcomes," the study's authors said in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, while pointing out that more research is needed to show this definitively.

In addition to a multivitamin, there are a few other key supplements that you can consider taking during pregnancy:

  • Omega-3 fatty acids. We get these from eating fish, but due to pollutants like mercury and PCBs, pregnant women should eat fish judiciously (perhaps no more than 2 helpings a week). Supplementing with omega-3 fats during pregnancy has been shown to help ensure full-term births and healthy-sized newborns.
  • Vitamin D. Most of us don't get enough sun all year to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D, and some research suggests that pregnant women with low vitamin D levels are more likely to deliver preterm.
  • Iron, folic acid, and zinc. Low levels of these nutrients during pregnancy are associated with poor birth outcomes. If you don't take a prenatal multivitamin, remember to stay on top of these nutrients.

(Am J Clin Nutr 2011;94:906-12)

Maureen Williams, ND, completed her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle and has been in private practice since 1995. With an abiding commitment to access to care, she has worked in free clinics in the US and Canada, and in rural clinics in Guatemala and Honduras where she has studied traditional herbal medicine. She currently lives and practices in Victoria, BC, and lectures and writes extensively for both professional and community audiences on topics including family nutrition, menopause, anxiety and depression, heart disease, cancer, and easing stress. Dr. Williams is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire.
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Ratings and Reviews

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GNC Women's Prenatal Formula with DHA
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (14)
  • Easy on stomach (11)
  • Simple to take (10)
  • Easy to swallow (7)
  • Tastes good / tastes fine (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to swallow (3)

Best Uses

  • Women (13)
  • Daily use (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time user (8), Health conscious (7)

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5.0

No fish oil :-) thank God

By g_nesa

from USA

About Me Health Conscious

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Easy on Stomach
  • Effective
  • Simple To Take

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Women

    Comments about GNC Women's Prenatal Formula with DHA:

    Why is this the only prenatal vitamin products that doesn't have the buy 2 get 2 free deal?

     
    5.0

    Love Love Love!

    By Jacdrayer

    from Lexington, SC

    About Me First Time User

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy on Stomach
    • Easy To Swallow
    • Effective
    • Simple To Take

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Women

      Comments about GNC Women's Prenatal Formula with DHA:

      I have been taking these since June 2012 (when we started trying to conceive). I am currently 16week pregnant. these things are so easy to take. I love the fact they are gel. when I wasn't pregnant my hair and nails loved these things. The only downside is occasionally one of the pills with pop inside the bottle and the insides are very nasty and smell disgusting. Other wise a breeze to take. I Tried the GNC prenatal Program but the DHA gave me horrible indigestion. Burping Fish all afternoon. These don't do that.

       
      5.0

      Perfect!

      By snmorgan05

      from Cincinnati, Ohio

      About Me First Time User, Health Conscious, Medical Professional

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy on Stomach
      • Easy To Swallow
      • Effective
      • Simple To Take
      • Tastes Good

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Women

        Comments about GNC Women's Prenatal Formula with DHA:

        I was excited to find some prenatal vitamins that were soft gels! These are so easy to take and haven't caused me any nausea. I take all three at one time to just get it done with for the day. They have almost all of the recommended daily intake for pregnant women and then some. I highly recommend these vitamins. We are trying to conceive and I plan on taking these with all my future pregnancies.

         
        4.0

        Effective great products

        By liuyy85

        from malden, ma

        About Me First Time User

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Effective
        • I Would Recommend To Buy
        • Simple To Take

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Women

          Comments about GNC Women's Prenatal Formula with DHA:

          I would recommend to buy it

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great vitamins and my doctor approved.

          By MelissaSmith_2

          from Brooklyn, New York

          About Me First Time User

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy on Stomach
          • Easy To Swallow
          • Effective
          • Simple To Take
          • Tastes Good

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Women

            Comments about GNC Women's Prenatal Formula with DHA:

            I started taking this vitamin as soon as I found out I was pregnant. Beside the fact you have to take 3 a day, I like all the vitamin contents and the DHA. It contain a lot of folic acid and 500mg of DHA v 250mg of DHA like other prenatal vitamins. So far it has not made me sick at all. I've had no morning sickness. At my doctor's appointment, I showed my vitamins to her and she said these were perfect. They had all the vitamins she felt I needed and just the right amount of Vitamin A. She said if you're not getting sick and you're still taking them then continue with these. So I have. The vitamins are large but because it's a softgel, it's very easy to swallow and go down smooth. It doesn't contain any fishy smell or cause fishy burps like other DHA or fish oil vitamins. It's a perfect all in one vitamin and I plan to continue to take these throughout my pregnancy and through breastfeeding.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Prenatal

            By ms.isabella

            from Toronto, Canada

            About Me Health Conscious

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Effective
            • No aftertaste

            Cons

            • Large

            Best Uses

            • Postnatal
            • Prenatal
            • Women

            Comments about GNC Women's Prenatal Formula with DHA:

            A prenatal that contains everything you want and nothing you don't.
            Taking three times a day spaces out the dosages, and means you miss out on less if your nausea acts up.
            These are large, but soft, and I have no problem swallowing them with a mouthful of liquid.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best prenatal vitamin

            By stylebysarah

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Health Conscious

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Easy on Stomach
            • Effective
            • High In Dha

            Cons

            • 3 Large Pills

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Pregnancy
            • Women

            Comments about GNC Women's Prenatal Formula with DHA:

            When my insurance stopped covering my prenatal vitamins I asked my doctor what the best brand was. She recommended GNC. I liked these because of the high DHA, folic acid, Vit D, etc. They have a great assortment of vitamins and minerals. They are also free of additives, preservatives and colors. I have shopped around for various prenatal vitamins, including at the health food store, but none have as many nutrients as these. They are big and you have to take 3 at a time, but they are slick and go down easy for me. I plan on using them after I have the baby. I highly recommend them.

            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Product

            By madeleineblonde

            from Elko, NV

            About Me First Time User

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Effective

            Cons

            • Hard To Swallow

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Women

            Comments about GNC Women's Prenatal Formula with DHA:

            These vitamins are wonderful! I am not pregnant nor do I plan on becoming pregnant any time soon, I was just looking for vitamins that wouldn't upset my stomach, and would help me with my acne. Within 2 weeks of taking these vitamins every day, my skin has cleared up! My hair is also a lot softer and shinier, and I have way more energy than I did before. I love these vitamins!

             
            4.0

            I would buy this product again

            By xiaofeiwang198266

            from NY

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            Comments about GNC Women's Prenatal Formula with DHA:

            it contains DHA which is helpful for baby and mom-to-be

             
            4.0

            Wish they were smaller...

            By scharpster

            from Houston, TX

            About Me First Time User, Health Conscious, Pregnant

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy on Stomach
            • Effective
            • Tastes Good

            Cons

            • Complicated To Take
            • Hard To Swallow

            Best Uses

            • Women

            Comments about GNC Women's Prenatal Formula with DHA:

            I made the switch to these vitamins because they contain DHA and have 1000 mg of folic acid. I am pregnant and these things are important to me. The vitamins themselves are great. They have no funny smell, no aftertaste, and no burping afterwards. My only complaint is the size. I have to mentally prepare myself to swallow them everyday. They are worth it though for the health of my baby.

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